Molecular mixology, liquor physics, culinary cocktails and multi-sensory serves are just a few terms that have been bandied about in an attempt to accurately label a crucial modern bartending cause célèbre. While the prospect of experimental techniques such as reverse spherification – turning the cocktail into a gel sphere that bursts in the mouth – is enough to get purists scoffing into their Sazeracs, inventive bars across the globe are demonstrating a more open-minded approach; deconstructing, layering, building and generally pushing drinks to their limits with the use of specialist kit.

Source: Vodka: The ultimate canvas for cocktail innovation

Random sensory quotes

“This suggests that sensory experience regulates different genes in your brain depending on your age and past experience. Thus, nurture, our experience of the world via our senses, acts through nature, sets of genes, to alter brain circuits.”

— Carla Shatz